Vol. 20 No. 29 - April 18, 2016


  • Paino to Deliver Last Lecture April 27

    University President Troy Paino will give his “last lecture” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
    The lecture, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, a ticket will be required.
    The Truman campus was saddened when Paino announced he was leaving to become the president of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, effective July 1. In making his announcement, Paino expressed the decision to leave was among the most difficult in his life as he loves the students, faculty, staff and community here and has felt that love returned tenfold.
    Paino also expressed in the announcement that “down the road there will be opportunities for me to express what you have and will continue to mean to me.” One such opportunity will be his presentation of his last lecture titled “On Saying Goodbye: The Power of Letting Go.”
    Tickets to the event are available now and may be picked up in the SAB Office in the Student Union Building between 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Out-of-town guests can also reserve a ticket by calling 660.785.4722 during office hours. If there are any tickets still available the afternoon of April 27, those tickets will be taken to Baldwin Auditorium box office for pick up right before the event. For more information, visit sab.truman.edu or email pr@truman.edu.

  • CSI Presents Leadership Recognition Awards

    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) hosted the annual Leadership Recognition Program Banquet March 30.

    The Leadership Recognition Program is designed to recognize students, advisors and organizations that have inspired and impacted Truman’s campus. This year focused on inspirational leadership, where attendees heard from President Troy Paino and students Jake Buxton and Valeria Toles.

    Residence Life Awards

    Kayla Perkins, Outstanding Residence Leader
    Ly Dong and Tyler Athon, Ron and Elsie Gaber Achievement Award
    Amanda Lewis and Greg Jochems, Verona S. Nichols Award  
    Jennie Phillips, Student Senate Shining Star Award

    Women’s Resource Center Awards

    Sarah Hicks, Woman of Distinction Student Award
    Melody Jennings, Woman of Distinction Faculty Award

    SERVE Center Awards
    Jacob Loesche, SERVE Outstanding Student Volunteer Award
    Student Public Health Association, SERVE Outstanding Organization Award

    Omicron Delta Kappa Awards
    Kelsie Langenberg, Hall of Fame Student Award
    Terry Palmer, Hall of Fame Faculty Award
    Chris Ferguson, Hall of Fame Staff Award

    Panhellenic Award
    Oliva Lanser, Cady Award

    IFC Award
    Kevin Ogle, Greek Man of the Year Award

    Greek Life Awards
    Delta Chi and Sigma Kappa, Academic Excellence Award
    Lucas Meyrer and Autumn Rivera, Emerging Greek Leader Award
    Beta Theta Pi and Delta Zeta, Excellence in Risk Management
    Alpha Kappa Lambda and Sigma Kappa, Outstanding Community Service
    Sigma Tau Gamma and Alpha Sigma Alpha, Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award
    Connor Pratt and Nicole Libbert, Outstanding Greek Chapter President
    Delta Chi and Sigma Kappa, Chapter of the Year

    Center for Student Involvement Awards
    Jeremy “JJ” Dorrell, Athletic Leadership Award
    Cory Hogan, Excellence in Diversity Award
    Nicole Dunseith, New Student Leader Award
    Sung Huh, Outstanding President of the Year-Small Organization Award
    Scott McKillip, Outstanding President of the Year-Large Organization Award
    Kim Carlton and Taylor Libbert, Outstanding Student Worker Award
    Grant Orr, Jordan Duecker and Kathryn Bollman, Senior Leadership Award
    Brandon Bethel, Christin Banez and Timothy Hudson, Student Excellence Award
    Minority Ambassadors Program, Excellence in Diversity Outstanding Organization Award
    Alpha Sigma Gamma, Creative Campaign Award
    Delta Sigma Pi-‘Brand and Dress,’ Outstanding Educational Event Award
    Delta Sigma Pi-‘Truman’s Got Talent,’ Outstanding Entertainment Event Award
    Delta Phi Epsilon, Outstanding New Organization Award  
    Cardinal Key, Outstanding Small Organization Award  
    Delta Zeta, Outstanding Large Organization Award
    Charles Boughton, E.M. Advisor of the Year Award

    Honorees from the Leadership Recognition Program take a picture together in the Student Union Building HUB. The Leadership Recognition Program is designed to recognize students, advisors and organizations that have inspired and impacted Truman’s campus.
  • Templeton Appointed to the Truman Board of Governors

    Brooks Templeton of Kirksville was appointed as the student representative to the Truman Board of Governors by Gov. Jay Nixon March 14 and confirmed by the Missouri Senate April 14.
    Templeton is a freshman communication major. In addition to his academics, he works for the school’s social media department, shooting, editing and conducting interviews for University videos. At Kirksville High School, he was track and field all-state and academic all-state. Templeton was appointed to replace Kelly Kochanski for a term ending Jan. 1, 2018.

    Brooks Templeton stands with Sen. Brian Munzlinger at his Gubernatorial Appointments Committee hearing in Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Student Organizations Partner to Create Memorable Paino Send-Off

    Several student organizations have teamed up with the Advancement Office to make “It’s a Great Day to be a Bulldog” an unforgettable student send-off event honoring President Troy and Kelly Paino.
    The event will take place from 3-5 p.m. April 20 in the Student Union Building Down Under and will feature free food, entertainment, giveaways and more. Students can enter a free raffle to win a dinner with President and Mrs. Paino. Students also have the chance to make Truman history and honor the Paino's legacy by supporting the Troy & Kelly Paino Emergency Student Relief Fund. If 1,000 students donate $1 or more to the fund, alumni donors will contribute an additional $10,000.
    Organizations sponsoring food, entertainment and giveaways include:
    Blue Key
    Cardinal Key
    Career Center
    Illusion Danz Team
    Minor Detail
    Office of Advancement
    Res Life
    Sigma Sigma Sigma
    Student Activities Board
    Student Government
    Truman Media Network
    Come out and show your support for the Painos – because every day is a Great Day to be a Bulldog!
  • Tru-Talk Podcast Aims to Entertain and Inspire

    A new Truman podcast dedicated to healthy living and interesting people is now available for download.

    Fitness-wellness director Janes Dreamweaver began Tru-Talk this semester to connect with interesting students, faculty, staff and Kirksville community members. His guests have included tiny home designer Jonathon Waddington, media and technology specialist Todd Kuhns, Take Root Café founder Jessica Parks, and intramural director John Manning. Dreamweaver aims to complete one podcast per week.

    “My hope is to talk with people about meaningful life experiences they’ve had, things they have a passion for doing, and to always relate it back to living a healthy and well-balanced life,” Dreamweaver said. “I am really hoping it will become a good source of interesting information for people who find it.”

    An alumnus of the University, Dreamweaver became interested in learning to lead a healthy and active lifestyle while working in the Student Recreation Center for three years as an undergraduate. After graduating from Truman in 2009 with a degree in exercise science, Dreamweaver attended Washington State University and went on to work at the University of Wisconsin and Weber State University. He returned to Kirksville in 2015 and hopes to continue serving others and inspiring them to lead a healthy lifestyle.

    “Truman is where I learned I could have a full-time career in recreation at the university setting,” Dreamweaver said. “I knew this was the way I wanted to spend my time - working and serving others.”

    To listen to the Tru-Talk podcast, click here.

  • Eta Sigma Phi Wins at National Convention

    Truman's chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national classics honor society, won two awards at the annual convention April 1-3.

    Four current students, Jordan Noland, Clarissa Goebel, Nicole Craft and Cheyenne Rodenbaugh, participated actively in committee meetings, contests and elections. Three recent Truman alumni, David Giovagnoli, Maddie Oberman and Callyn Burgess, joined them for the festivities.  
    Truman’s classics program received the 2016 Eta Sigma Phi Outreach Award for the classics video contest, which was recognized as a novel way to promote Latin and the classics at Missouri high schools. Joseph Slama, a freshman classics major and Pershing scholar, won first prize in intermediate Greek in the Maurine Dallas Watkins Translation Contest.  
    Amy Norgard and Joseph Slama

    Left to right: David Giovagnoli, Maddie Oberman, Callyn Burgess, Jordan Noland, Nicole Craft, Clarissa Goebel, Cheyenne Rodenbaugh, Amy Norgard and Bridget Thomas
  • Language and Literary Conference To Occur April 22

    The School of Health Sciences and Education will host its eighth annual Language and Literacy Conference from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. April 22 in the Student Union Building.  

    Approximately 100 Truman students and area primary and secondary school teachers, speech-language pathologists and reading specialists interested in improving reading and writing achievement have registered to attend.

    The speakers will be Lisa Goran and Mary Rose Sallese. Goran is an assistant professor and serves as a clinical supervisor in the Communication Disorders Department. Prior to Truman, she served as a speech-language pathologist and special educator in the public school setting for 14 years. Sallese works in the Kirksville R-III school system as a third grade special education teacher and has previous experience as a kindergarten special education teacher. Their topic is “Enhancing Student’s Vocabulary Skills Using Evidence-Based Instruction and Interventions.”

    For more information, visit healthscienceseducation.truman.edu or email monad@truman.edu.



  • SENCER to host "STEAMed to Streams"

    The Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) group at Truman, along with the Academic Professional Development Center (APDC), will host a “STEAMed to Streams” event at 7 p.m. April 21 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C.

    This event aims to provide a platform of Truman faculty to initiate discussions about enhancing civic engagement in their current classroom practices. At Truman, faculty in the STEAM fields, or science, technology, English, art and mathematics, are initiating civic engagement strategies in their courses. "STEAMed to Streams" is an opportunity to identify current projects and the potential for collaboration to allow civic engagement to “flow” across campus.
    The keynote speaker, Robert Seiser, the co-director for the SCI Midwest and associate professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., will discuss the importance of SENCER-based learning in higher education. Following the keynote, there will be informal round table discussions to exchange ideas and share civic engagement strategies with faculty members from various disciplines including biology, health science, English, physics, exercise science and mathematics. Faculty from all disciplines and majors are invited to attend to discuss current practices and meet other interested faculty with similar or collaborative pursuits. Light appetizers and mocktails will be served. RSVP for the event here by April 19.
  • SAB Presents Color Zumba

    The Student Activities Board will present a “Color Zumba” event at 6 p.m. April 20 in Red Barn Park.

    “Color Zumba” is a free outdoor Zumba class where participants are doused with colored powder while dancing to the latest music. Plain white t-shirts will be given to the first 50 participants.

    Disclaimer: Colored powder may stain clothing and cause potential corn or rice allergies. There will be a designated location for those not wanting to be exposed to the colored powder.

    The Student Activities Board will also host a Last Lecture by President Troy Paino at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Tickets are free for this event and can be picked up at the Student Activities Board Office. For more information regarding upcoming SAB events, visit sab.truman.edu or call 660.785.4722.

  • McNair Scholars to Present at Student Research Conference

    Seven McNair Scholars will be presenting at the Student Research Conference April 19. Each Scholar completed research through the McNair Summer Research Internship II or an external research opportunity. Since its inception in 1992, the McNair Program at Truman, which is designed to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds for entry into graduate school with the ultimate goal of obtaining a Ph.D., has produced 46 Ph.D.s, with another 32 currently enrolled, and 202 master’s degrees, with 26 students currently enrolled.

    Undergraduate research is a key component in the program. Applications are accepted Oct. 1 to Nov. 1. For more information about the McNair Program or eligibility requirements, visit mcnair.truman.edu or email mcnair@truman.edu.

    Angela Bunning
    Determining the Role of the DNA Binding Domain of MgrA in Staphylococcus Epidermidis: Biofilm Formation
    8-9:15 a.m.
    Magruder Hall 2001

    Ronnia Estes

    Effect of Task Compatibility for Explaining Patterns in the Sexual Division of Labor
    9:30-10:45 a.m.
    Magruder Hall 1096

    Chelsie Yokum
    Peer and Adult Persuasion Techniques Used by Preschool Children Ages 3 to 5
    9:30-10:45 a.m.
    Violette Hall 1224

    RaShaunda Fargo
    A Review of Chicago Public High School Students Readiness for College Admissions
    1-2:15 p.m.
    Violette Hall 1224

    L. Sofia Gonzalez
    Small Molecule ER Proteostatis Regulator Effects in SH-SY5Y Cells
    9:30-10:45 a.m.
    Magruder Hall 2001

    Meghan Meyers

    College Students’ Health Perceptions of Electronic Cigarette Use
    1-2:15 p.m.
    Magruder Hall 1098

    Roberto Renterìa
    College Students’ Health Perceptions of Electronic Cigarette Use
    1-2:15 p.m.
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

  • Student Research Conference Set for April 19

    The Student Research Conference is an annual opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present the research they have conducted under the guidance of Truman faculty. Students at all academic levels, including freshman and graduate students, will present their scholarly work at the conference. For a complete schedule of presentations, visit src.truman.edu.

  • "What Horses Can Do For Your Health" Workshop Scheduled April 21

    There will be a "What Horses Can Do For Your Health" workshop from 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 21 at the University Farm.

    This session, designed for Truman students, will allow them to experience first-hand how horses help humans mentally process and how horses can teach self-discipline and self-worth. The event is limited to the first 15 Truman students who sign up here. Participants will not be riding the horses, but they will have the opportunity to interact with the horses during the two-hour session. Questions may be directed to pr@truman.edu.

  • Upward Bound Seeks Mentors for Students

    The Truman Upward Bound project is searching for career mentors for UB students who will be on campus during June and July.

    During the 2016 summer session, Upward Bound expects to place 10 rising 12th grade high school students in jobs related to their professional interests. The job supervisors, who must be degreed professionals, will function as a career mentor to the students as they encourage them to pursue a post-secondary education and discuss career options within their field of specialty. Students will provide 30 hours of free labor to the supervisor from June 9-July 5.
    In an effort to assist in the current budget restraints, first priority for job placements will be given to on-campus professionals. Professors and campus offices interested in receiving more information about a student worker for the 2016 summer session should contact Upward Bound by April 25 at 660.785.4244 or ubub@truman.edu.
    Upward Bound, a part of the Truman campus since 1966, is funded to build in low-income and prospective first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary for college success. Services are provided in six northeast Missouri counties on a year-round basis from the sophomore to the senior years in high school. Project participants meet in weekly after-school meetings throughout the academic year and spend six weeks in the summer on the Truman campus in a college-preparatory residential session.

  • Social Security Assistance Scheduled

    A representative from the Social Security Administration will be on campus at 1 p.m. April 21 in Pickler Memorial Library 103. The session will assist interested employees in accessing their Social Security Account online. The representative will also explain some of the benefits of accessing accounts online. To sign up for the session, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.
  • Retirement Party for Paula Cochran

  • Community Members Encouraged to “Make Kirksville Shine”

    Truman students, faculty and staff, Kirksville residents and business owners are encouraged to “Make Kirksville Shine” during the weeks of April 23-May 6.

    The annual event reminds community members to demonstrate their community pride by beautifying and cleaning up their respective properties and surrounding area (e.g. mowing, removing weeds, picking up trash, etc.). Between Truman, ATSU and Kirksville High School graduation ceremonies, the City of Kirksville will welcome nearly 10,000 visitors during the month of May.

    Truman student organizations, Kirksville area organizations and service clubs who are involved in the adopt-a-street programs are being asked to clean up their streets April 23. Bags will be provided in front of city hall from 9 a.m. to noon for the cleanup. Service organizations that are not currently part of the adopt-a-street program can sign up by calling city administration at 660.627.1225.

    During the 2016 “Make Kirksville Shine” community-wide cleanup, Truman faculty and staff are encouraged to pick up trash outside of their buildings, as well as pull any obvious weeds.

    Other dates for this event include June 5-12, Aug. 2-11 and Sept. 10-17. For more information, contact Anette Sweet at 660.216.7891.

  • Environmental Studies Conference Scheduled April 23

    The annual Environmental Studies Conference will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 23 in Violette Hall 1328. Presentation topics include information about the Green Thumb Project, Rot Riders, Garbology, Growing Gardeners and Cob House.
  • Social Wall Compiles All Truman Social Media for Viewing

    Truman’s social wall integrates all of Truman’s major social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram. This wall arranges Truman’s most recent posts into a convenient feed to be all viewed at once. This feed can be found at social.truman.edu/wall.

    To connect with Truman, the links for many Truman accounts can be found directly on the University home page. A collection of other Truman departments and organizations can be found at social.truman.edu.

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  • End of the Year Stress Buster for April 29

    There will be an End of the Year Stress Buster from 12-3 p.m. April 29 on the Quad. Enjoy free snacks, giveaways and play yard games to relieve the stress before finals week.
  • Truman to Celebrate Arbor Day April 29

    Celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees April 29 and taking a guided tree walk around the quad.

    Truman President Troy Paino and representatives of Kirksville, the Green Thumb Project and the Missouri Department of Conservation will give opening remarks at 12:30 p.m on the Quad. There will be a series of tree plantings beginning at 12:45 p.m., followed by guided tree walks. The tree plantings are in 15-minute increments and will end at 1:30 p.m. Shovels will be provided.

    The guided tree walks will be using the first-ever campus tree map. Maps will be available at the event or can be downloaded from treewalk.truman.edu.  

  • Retirement Reception for Bob Jones

    The Art Department will celebrate Bob Jones’ 37 years of service to Truman. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.

    2-4 p.m.
    April 29
    Student Union Building Georgian Room C
  • Staff Council to Offer Lemonade Lounge

    This event is an opportunity for staff to socialize and relax after a busy semester. Enjoy chilled lemonade, snacks and assorted lawn games. This year Staff Council has partnered with the Kirksville Kiwanis Club and any donations made at the lemonade stand will go directly to supporting the Kiwanis Playground in Honor of Shag Grossnickle and Harvey Young.

    1-3 p.m.
    May 4
    Sunken Garden
    Rain site: Student Union Building Alumni Room

  • Service Recognition Lunch Scheduled for May 12

    The Service Recognition Lunch will be at noon May 12 in the Georgian Rooms. Honorees receive two complimentary tickets. Others may purchase tickets at $10 each in the Human Resources Office, McClain Hall 101.
  • Noyce Scholars Program Accepting Applications

    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching is now accepting applications for 2016-17. The Noyce Scholarship Program is funded by the NSF and provides generous scholarships to future educators who will teach high school mathematics and physics. For more information about the scholarships and how to apply, visit the Truman Noyce Scholars Office in Magruder Hall 3164 or noyce.truman.edu. Deadline to apply is May 1.



  • Notables

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, received the 2016 award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by the Missouri Humanities Council in recognition of his many books and articles on Native Americans in New England between 1600 and 1900.

    Amber Johnson, professor of anthropology, and student Sarah Lamkin attended the Society for American Archaeology meetings in Orlando, Fla., April 7-9, where they participated in a poster session organized by Johnson. Anthropology students Luke Edwards, Johnson, Lamkin and Kayleigh Mrasek co-authored a poster “How to Build an Input File for Binford’s Frames of Reference from Existing Data Sources.” Johnson, Lamkin and Elizabeth Pintar co-authored “Using Binford’s Frames of Reference to Model Hunter-Gatherer Mobility and Group Size in the Andean Puna.” Edwards, Robert Hitchcock and Johnson co-authored “Macroecological Analysis of Recent Kalahari Site Structure.” Johnson was also listed as an author on an additional three posters.

    Students Christina Jones, Callie Templeton and Madison Kusmec received the Outstanding Undergraduate Technical Session award for their presentation "Comparison of Effects of Yoga and Straw-Phonation on Voice Quality" at the 57th Annual MSHA Convention. Their research mentor was Julia Edgar. 


COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Career Center Events

    How to Be a Successful Intern

    6:30 p.m.
    April 19
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Presented by Natalie Cook, Caleb Choate, Jason Bangert, Lauren Jin and Amanda Klopcic

    Visit career.truman.edu for more details.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Lloyd and Lois Elmore Scholarship

    Through a generous gift from Lloyd and Lois Elmore, a trust has been established to make scholarships of approximately $1,000 per semester available annually, depending on need.  Scholarship recipients must be active in a Southern Baptist Church or in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The scholarship recipients must attend Truman.

    Lloyd and Lois (Trower) Elmore operated a family farm in the Gibbs, Mo., community for 50 years before moving to LaPlata in 1968. Lloyd was a member of the Christian Church in Gibbs and LaPlata. Lois was the daughter of a Baptist minister and attended the Southern Baptist Church in LaPlata. She was also a member of the Loyal Bereans Class of the LaPlata Christian Church. The Elmores established the trust fund to provide an educational opportunity for students in the northeast Missouri area who are actively involved in their church.

    Eligibility Criteria
    a. High school graduate from northeast Missouri
    b. Current Missouri resident
    c. Active involvement in a Southern Baptist Church or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Financial need
    e. Acceptance to Truman
    Selection Criteria
    a. Completed application form
    b. Evidence of financial need
    c. Proof of acceptance to Truman
    d. Written letter of recommendation from the local clergy
    e. Receipt of all the above by the application deadline, May 27

    Renewal Criteria
    a. Student must maintain a 2.50 grade point average
    b. Complete at least 24 credit hours in previous 12 months
    c. Evidence of continued active involvement in a Southern Baptist or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Maximum renewal of three times

    A PDF is available here to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must send in their materials by May 27 to McClain Hall 203. 
  • Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship

    The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation will offer the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy. Purdy was born in 1914 on a farm near Macon and was the first in his family to attend a four-year college. He worked in the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture before becoming the campus’s first director of scholarships and student financial aid.

    The scholarship is designed to provide merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have a need for additional resources for higher education. The scholarship amount can vary based on an applicant’s circumstances. The general range will be $2,000-$5,000 based on expected family contribution (EFC), unmet need and other factors.

    Applicants must be a Missouri resident, typically a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, a U.S. Citizen, attending a Missouri public four-year university or the State Technical College of Missouri, and be a sophomore, junior or senior in college. To access the application for this scholarship, visit moslf.org and find the link to Scholarship Central. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Innovation Scholarship
    LA Tutors 123 will offer a $500 scholarship per month to students who showcase their creativity in a new and exciting way to make a positive impact – whether it is setting a world record to raise money for cancer research or becoming an activist for a worthy cause. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, should submit an essay describing their innovative project and provide supporting documentation (e.g. website, news article, letter of recommendation, etc.). For more information and to apply for this scholarship, click here.

    Go Overseas Scholarship

    This study abroad scholarship offers $15,000 to study in Ireland for a semester, with additional stipends ranging from $4,000-$8,500. The scholarship is available for an undergrad semester or a full year master’s degree. For more information, click here.

    Seed Grand Project Application
    The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) is a network of more than 500 of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to enable conservation actions to be prioritized and implemented by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), a partnership of more than 100 organizations committed to amphibian conservation worldwide. Seed grants are normally provided in amounts ranging from $500-$1,000 and are designed to help kickstart projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and education challenges. For more information, click here.

    Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a non-profit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest-free loans and grants. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate strong character and must be a permanent resident of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis area. This includes St. Louis City and 15 surrounding counties, specifically: St Louis County, Franklin, Lincoln, Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren and Washington counties in Missouri or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. The application deadline is April 15. For more information call 314.725.7990 or visit the website at www.sfstl.org.

    St. Louis Area Hotel Association Scholarship
    The St. Louis Area Hotel Association has announced their 2016 scholarship opportunity. They will be awarding ten $2,500 scholarships to students for 2016-2017. To find the application and qualifications necessary, visit www.stlhotels.com. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. April 29 and will be awarded by June 6.

    B. Davis Scholarship
    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 B. Davis Scholarship for 2016. Click here to read more about how to apply for this scholarship and browse through the rest of their site to learn about applying for other scholarships. The deadline to submit an application for the B. Davis Scholarship is May 23.

    Daily Lineups Scholarship
    Daily Lineups will offer two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,000 each. Daily Lineups is interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning and who have a drive to improve themselves and society. Winners will be determined by the Daily Lineups executive team each spring and fall semester. The fall 2016 scholarship is currently available and open to all eligible students who apply through the online application. For more information, contact Michelle Sunga.

    Rover Scholarship
    Rover.com is a one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters. Rover connects pet parents with loving dog sitters across the country. This would not be possible without the rapid growth of the sharing economy. Take a survey and submit a 400- to 500-word essay discussing the emergence of a sharing economy in the next five years. For more information on how to apply, click here.

    Personality Type Scholarship 2015
    Typology Central, a personality type indicator community, is offering a scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students. The scholarship was created to provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The deadline is June 3. For more information, click here.

    Diabetes Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes with a 3.0 GPA. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Leukemia Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia, or whose life has been affected by it. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Grimes Scholarship
    The Grimes Companies, a logistics and transportation company, is offering a $750 scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students majoring in any supply chain management, logistics or industrial engineering related degree program. The scholarship was created to promote education and the groundbreaking use of logistics to facilitate growth and positive change in the logistics and transportation industry. The deadline to apply is June 15. Details are available at grimescompanies.com/scholarships.

    FlipKey Scholarship

    FlipKey will award one student a $1,000 scholarship to put toward studying abroad. The scholarship can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15. Eligible students should submit a 1,000- word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. Only one essay per entrant is accepted. Applicants must include their name, college or university at which they are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program. The winner will be featured on FlipKey’s blog. Only full-time students 18 or older enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible. For more information, visit their website or contact Jacqueline Gormley.

    Scholarships Available for Veterans
    To learn more about scholarships offered to veterans, click here.
  • Schwarzman Scholars

    Schwarzman Scholars is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 class.

    Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s degree program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top academic institutions. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders for the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century.

    In addition to a core curriculum, scholars will focus on one of three academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Beyond the classroom, scholars will gain unrivaled exposure to China and a broader network of important relationships through prestigious internships, mentorship opportunities, distinguished speakers and extensive travel throughout China.

    In addition to evaluating applicants’ proven intellectual and academic ability, the admissions process is heavily focused on evaluating applicants’ leadership potential, strength of character, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program.

    The scholarship is fully-funded for all participants, including travel costs and a modest personal stipend. The scholarship will be extended to 125 students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

    There will be an informational webinar April 21 at Washington University in St. Louis. To register for the webinar, click here. To learn more about application requirements, click here.